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  • The '03 Gixxer is no more..

    Well I sent the '03 1k packing. I realized after riding the TLR to Florida back in May that I enjoyed distance riding, so I decided to get the right tool for the job.

    Of course the blue ones are faster, you mean you didn't know that?

    2000 TL1000R: Yoshimura RS-3 Full Titanium Race Exhaust, Hyperpro Steering Damper, Marchesini M5 5-spoke magnesium wheels (YES, it DOES steer lighter than your R1), YAFMS Map, BMC Air Filter, TRE, PAIR Valve removed, Traxxion re-worked front forks, Penske 8987 rear shock.

    Also, near death with a car bumper.

    2003 Hayabusa: Krauser 42L hard bags, on-board GPS, XM

  • #2
    Damn, that thing looks positively sinister. I like it!

    Having taken a 25 mile spin through the twisties on a 'busa, I deduced that it would make the absoultely perfect platform for go to jail speed distance touring.

    Out in the wide open spaces, smaller or less powerful bikes have a way of feeling even smaller and less powerful. Not so a Hayabusa. Put bags on it, load it down with crap, ride it at altitude up a steep hill against a stiff headwind and laugh. That thing will still snap your head back with low end torque and churn the tire at 8,000 rpm under such conditions. A GSXR 1000 would do the same of course, but it does not coddle you like a 'busa.

    Sounds like you are in agreement. Enjoy that badass new bike of yours over the long ride
    "The reasonable man adapts himself to the world; the unreasonable one persists in trying to adapt the world to himself. Therefore, all progress depends on the unreasonable man." - George Bernard Shaw


    • #3
      I really like the black...EVIL writen all over it!
      If trees could scream, would we be so cavalier about cutting them down? We might, if they screamed all the time, for no good reason.


      • #4
        Amazing bike. That is why i hope my bike will look like after the Hayabusa kit from HammerIt!


        • #5
          Why yes I am a jackass, thank you.

          <------ Post whore in training



          • #6
            That is definitely the bike to compliment the TLR. The real big KING from Suzuki.
            Galfer braided lines throughout, ATRE, UFO tailight, ET79 Undertail and Hugger, 520 16/39 Gold Chain combo, Full Yosh C/F exhuast, Corbin seat, Ohlins Steering Damper, Ohlins Rear Suspension, Tinted Double Bubble Windscreen, Sylvania Superwhites, Yosh Box Remapped and all protected by GORILLA Alarm System


            • #7
              Congrats! Cool ride

              It has too many cylinders though


              • #8

                I love it Good decision
                May 2003
                August 2004


                • #9
                  SOLD! 2002 Suzuki TL1000R - Blue/White
                  Two Brothers Exhaust - YAFMS Remap - Ohlins Rear Shock - FSMD Undertail - Rear Hugger - No-Cut Frame Sliders - Custom Airbrushed Solo Tail Cowl


                  • #10
                    gongrats!!!!!! iv'e had had a busa for two years and enjoyed her lots. I hope she keeps you satisfied and you keep your license. For a real kick have her derestricted. 300 km/h in fifth and then comes sixth, good for 330km/h on the clock in sixth.

                    looks wicked in black.......ENJOY!!!!!


                    • #11
                      I like that paint scheme

                      I never really like the looks of the Busa, but that does look bad arse.
                      I know nothing about bikes.


                      • #12
                        yes, i love the busa. roomie has an 02 blacka nd blue. i've put many hours on it, and it really is a do it all bike. too bad its a heavy beast though....


                        • #13
                          Much better choice Tracy....
                          AEC (AW) US Navy


                          • #14
                            Originally posted by SDTLR

                            I love it Good decision
                            I've got a huge penis, You've got a huge penis, even Tim over there, yup you guessed it, huge penis. Good, now that that's out of the way, let's go ride


                            • #15
                              Make sure you check out , , and . There's as much great info. at those forums as there is here. The Motorhead, who runs the is currently in Bonneville trying for a landspeed streetbike record on a turbo-charged busa putting out over 500 horses. His "pitbike" that he is getting his license on is also turboed and will do something like 210. Crazy!